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Welcome to Vale School

Vale School is one of the county's leading primary schools offering a rich and exciting curriculum for children living in the Worthing area.  The school began in the 1950s and has continually sought to provide the best opportunities for our pupils to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

If you are considering Vale School for your child, then we hope you find the contents of our website helpful.  A good place to start would be to watch our videos, however, you will only get a full picture of our school by visiting us and seeing us in action.  Please contact the school office, ask  to speak to Mrs Blomfield, and make an appointment to have a look around, meet some of the children and find out for yourself what makes Vale such a great school.

As Headteacher, I believe passionately in the importance of the individual. Every child at Vale School is valued and is encouraged to develop their talents to the full in a community where every achievement, however small, is celebrated.

Our aims and values support us in our ambition to see every child leave Vale School with a love of learning and with the skills, knowledge and character needed to succeed. If this ethos appeals to you and your child, then Vale School would be the right school for you. I do hope I have the pleasure of meeting you soon.

Martin Garratt


Valuing All Learners Equally

Statement of Aims

  • To enable children to be motivated, effective and independent life long learners.
  • To provide an environment which caters for the needs of the individual child, nurturing their all round development and enabling them to play a positive role in the wider community.
  • To provide a stimulating and enjoyable curriculum which is broad, balanced, relevant and which shows progression and continuity.                                                                                               

Our Aims will be achieved by nurturing:

Successful Learners


Have the essential learning skills of literacy, numeracy & IT

Have encouraging minds and are creative, resourceful and able to identify and solve problems

Communicate and collaborate well

Enjoy learning and are motivated to achieve the best they can now and in the future

Confident Individuals


Have a sense of self-worth and personal identity

Become increasingly independent, are able to take the initiative and organise themselves

Make healthy lifestyle choices

Take managed risks and stay safe

Recognise their talents and have ambitions

Are willing to try new things and make the most of opportunities

Responsible Citizens

Who ...

Respect others,  act with integrity and distinguish right from wrong

Understand cultures and traditions,  and have a strong sense of their own place in the world

Challenge injustice and are committed to human rights

Sustain and improve the environment, locally and globally



We are honest & true

We aim to go beyond our best

We appreciate others, what we have, and the world around us

We respect adults and celebrate our differences

More can be achieved together than apart




Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Responsible Citizens